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Triumphant Return...

dennis(Photo - We hope Iowa photographer JT doesn't mind us using one of this shot of Dennis Dane. We've seen lots of his--JT's--stuff, and it's really good. Minnesota isn't the only place with major league triathlon photographers.)

DENNIS IS BACK! - The surname "Dane" isn't even Danish. That seems wrong, doesn't it?

The name is actually an old English deal, meaning "Valley Dweller." It thus seems prophetic, sorta, that triathlete Dennis Dane really is a valley dweller, sorta. He's from Golden Valley, one of the Twin Cities most valleyless suburbs. It's kinda like Montevideo, the little one in Minnesota, not the big one in Uruguay, from which one can gaze in every direction and still not view a mountain.

We digress....

Spongebob, Scrapbooking & Cool Hats...

crystalmike(Photo - The dangerous Crystal Taylor and happy angler, Mike Ewen.)

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The Entire Lance Armstrong...

lanceED. Slowtwitch.com founder/Main Man Dan Empfield is a really bright guy and a great writer. Some will appreciate the magnanimity he displays in this article. Others, like our friend Stephen, will not.

By Dan Empfield

I don't know who introduced Lance Armstrong to performance enhancers. There are two likely suspects who come to mind, but they're my private guesses. I did not ask Lance when I visited him earlier this year at his home. It's not my business to know. He's not admitted to me that he doped. He is not happy with me that I don't any longer accept that he didn't dope. Now we don't talk.

Rewind to the summer of 1991, and Lance said something to me approximating, "Watch your feet; the floorboard's missing." It would be a classic today if it was restored, but his '60s era Volkswagen Beetle was a beater when he pulled up to my front door in it. He

Getting Fat...

fat bikeBy Bonnie d'Hiver

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